Transportation Resources in Fort Bend County
Fort Bend County Transit was approved by the Fort Bend County Commissioners Court in 2005. This was an important moment for residents of Fort Bend County given that urban and rural communities alike stood to be able to take advantage of the opportunity to travel within the county at little to no cost and with a great deal of flexibility and convenience. Approximately 400,000 people annually avail themselves of the transportation services provided by Fort Bend Transit.
There are two types of services provided to Fort Bend County residents by Fort Bend Transit. The first is Demand Response Services. This is a curb to curb, shared ride service that covers all of Fort Bend County. As a potential customer, you can register for the service over the phone and can start making reservations up to thirty days in advance of needing a ride. Rides are offered from 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday.
The other service provided by Fort Bend Transit is a park and ride service. Going to and from the Medical Center, Greenway Plaza and Galleria areas of Houston, the Park and Ride allows Fort Bend County residents to park their personal vehicles at the parking location and ride a bus into the city of Houston for work. The bus will then pick you up and take you home at the end of the workday.
Otherwise, getting around Fort Bend County means taking your personal vehicle. Interstate 69 allows you to travel north into Harris County and south into Victoria and down to Corpus Christi. The Grand Parkway offers residents of Fort bend County an opportunity to travel on a tolled road into west Harris County and back north to places that would otherwise be extremely difficult to travel to.